Guided tour

Bologna: Cathedral of San Petronio Tour & Panoramic Terrace

Activity provider: BOLOGNA TOUR

Bologna: Cathedral of San Petronio Tour & Panoramic Terrace

Activity provider: BOLOGNA TOUR

From US$ 79.61 per person

Take a 2-hours tour of the beautiful Cathedral of San Petronio in Bologna. Enjoy sweeping views of the city with access to the panoramic terrace.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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French, Italian, English


  • Discover the beauty of the Cathedral of San Petronio
  • Visit one of the most beautiful churches in the world
  • Access the panoramic terrace of San Petronio in the elevator and enjoy sweeping views of the city
Full description
The Basilica of San Petronio, dedicated to the patron saint of the city, is the largest church in Bologna. It dominates Piazza Maggiore and, despite being largely unfinished, its imposing dimensions make it the 4th largest church in Italy and the largest Gothic brick church in the world. In the Basilica of San Petronio it is impossible not to know what time it is. Instead of a clock, the structure houses the longest sundial in the world. It measures 67 meters and crosses the floor of the church since 1657. It was Domenico Cassini who built it; an astronomy professor, who believed that the motion of the planets depended on the sun. With this guided tour, you will learn about the art and history of this church to finally discover its magical rooftop terrace and enjoy the splendid views over the city. Savour a small food tasting at the end of the tour.
  • Bologna Tour welcome staff
  • Certified tour guide
  • Entrance to the panoramic terrace of San Petronio
  • Food tasting voucher
  • Map of Bologna
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet in Piazza del Nettuno: Piazza del Nettuno, 40124 Bologna BO, Italia

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
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The tour guide was very competent, answered all questions and with her friendly manner led us into the history of Bologna.

July 26, 2019

August 12, 2021

Product ID: 251212